Nokia wins WCDMA/HSPA network and managed services deals with Indonesian Telkomsel

Innovative, modular Nokia Flexi WCDMA base station allows a new way to build a 3G network

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Nokia and Indonesian operator Telkomsel have signed a new three-year WCDMA 3G/HSPA radio and core network, and managed services contracts that will see Nokia support Telkomsel in strengthening its business and introducing 3G services, such as streaming video, to its customers.

"We are committed to launching a high-quality, wide-coverage 3G network that can provide innovative services that are beneficial for the people, the businesses, and the country of Indonesia. We trust Nokia to provide us highest-quality end-to-end network solutions," says Kiskenda Suriahardja, President Director, Telkomsel.

"The contracts strengthen Nokia's position as Telkomsel's network equipment and service provider, and underline Nokia's capabilities in managing outsourced networks," says Marko Kytöharju, Country Director, Networks, Nokia Indonesia. "Telkomsel, like many other operators today, has complex multivendor network. Nokia's managed services can help the operators to reduce the complexity, freeing up their resources to focus on core business activities."

Nokia will operate Telkomsel's multivendor WCDMA 3G network, which will be supported by the Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system. In addition, Nokia will provide network planning, implementation, multivendor integration, and delivery services with turnkey responsibility.

Under the agreements, Nokia will supply Telkomsel radio solutions, including the modular, high capacity Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station and Nokia High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) software to deliver Telkomsel top performance. From its Unified Core Network solutions Nokia will supply Nokia MSC Server mobile softswitch, Nokia Intelligent Content Delivery (ICD), Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Push to talk over Cellular (PoC), Presence, and charging solutions, and Flexi Intelligent Service Node (INS) that will enable Telkomsel to offer and manage a wide range of advanced IP-based multimedia services in a cost-efficient way.

The 3G network and managed services contracts cover Greater Jakarta, and West and Central Java, which are the most densely populated areas in Indonesia. The application and charging solutions, including ICD, IMS, Flexi ISN, PoC and Presence, will be delivered nationwide to cover all provinces in Indonesia. The managed services contract also covers the nationwide applications and charging solution.

Nokia has been working with Telkomsel since 1996, providing GSM, GPRS and EDGE infrastructure and turnkey services for the operator's network.

The modular, high capacity Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station is an innovation enabling operators to make more efficient use of their base station sites than ever before, leading to significant site cost savings through reduced site construction work, quick base station installation and decreased power consumption.

About Telkomsel
PT Telekomunikasi Selular ("Telkomsel") is the market leader in Cellular Telecommunications Services (mobile operator) in Indonesia. By the end of June 2006, Telkomsel had close to 29.270 million customers which based on industry statistics represented a market share of around 55%. Telkomsel operates a Dual Band GSM 900/1800 network in Indonesia, complete with GPRS services, WiFi hotspots and EDGE technology in selected locations. The company is jointly owned by PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk ("Telkom" - JSX: TLKM; NYSE: TLK; LSE: TKID) 65% and Singapore Telecom ("SingTel" - SGX: TELE.SI) 35%.
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